Opportunities in MCB

Undergraduate and Graduate student job opportunities can be explored using the menu links to the right. URA/USRA/MCB-SRA summer positions are advertised in January of each year, while GTA positions are advertised a few months before the beginning of each semester.  Additional Information will be posted here and/or on the MCB Homepage during those application periods.

Graduate Research Opportunities:

  1. An M.Sc./Ph.D. student position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen Seah to study novel enzymes involved in steroid degradation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other bacteria. The lab employs a broad range of interdisciplinary techniques including molecular genetics, protein purification, enzyme assays and protein structure determination by X-ray crystallography. Previous graduate students trained in Dr. Seah’s lab have gone on to successful careers in academic labs and biotech/pharma industries.   Details of our lab’s research and recent publications can be found at https://www.uoguelph.ca/mcb/people/dr-stephen-seah.  Interested students with a background in biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology or related fields can send their CVs, academic transcripts and statement of research interests to Dr. Stephen Seah at sseah@uoguelph.ca. (posted April 9th, 2018).

  2. Graduate student opening (Ph.D. only). The Mathur Lab seeks a highly motivated student interested in working towards a Ph.D. degree from the University of Guelph, Canada. The lab uses a combination of cutting edge techniques in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and fluorescent protein aided imaging of living cells to understand organelle behaviour and interactions in plant cells. The research focus for the chosen candidate will be on understanding the basis for organelle extensions, such as matrixules, peroxules and stromules, in achieving and maintaining cellular homeostasis. For more details and recent publications from the lab see: https://mathurlab.github.io/ (posted March 22, 2018)

  3. One MSc graduate student position is available in the lab of Dr. Lucy Mutharia at the University of Guelph. The goal of the project is to characterize specific secreted proteins of Mycobacterium paratuberculosis and assess their potential in the development of a peptide-epitope based diagnostic assay for Johne’s disease - see details (PDF) (posted Feb. 21, 2018)

  4. MSc and Ph.D. graduate student positions in molecular toxicology are available in the laboratory of Dr. David Josephy at the University of Guelph - see details (PDF) (posted Nov. 29, 2017)

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